Star Derry joined the CBS 4 Weather Authority in March of 2018.
Star earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Climatology & Hydrology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Star’s meteorology career has kept her close to home. She grew up in Tinley Park, Illinois and was lucky enough to start her career at WIFR in Rockford, Illinois. After that, Star moved to WKOW in Madison, Wisconsin. After living in the Badger state, Star made the trip to WTTV here in Indianapolis. Star specializes in severe weather coverage and climatology.
Outside of work, Star spends her time on the trails with her horse, Kentucky Rain or playing with her cat, Alice.
Looks like a pretty nice forecast for our Thursday! Cold and frosty to start to the day, so coats and gloves needed, but by the afternoon things will be much more comfortable. Temperatures are on repeat today but with less wind and lots of sunshine, I think it’ll be much more comfortable! Weather records tell us that our average high this time of year is just 42 degrees, so I think we can all get behind the forecast 48! If […]
Forty-five degrees doesn’t sound too fantastic, but it IS an improvement from yesterday and it does come in a little above average. Coats still needed on this frosty morning and if your car is parked outside, give yourself a few extra minutes for defrosting the windshield. Temperatures in the 30s this morning with many of us with wind chills in the 20s. We could get a few more clouds in our northeastern counties today, but no wet weather and overall […]
Cold enough for your coat and gloves this morning! Wind chills in the teens for a few of us and mainly feeling like the 20s all morning. It is a little colder than yesterday morning but the truth is that it is the cold season now! Climate records show that our normal high is actually in the low 40s, so today’s high comes as no surprise. Just prepare for the cold and you’ll be good to go since we’re not […]
A few melting flurries falling this morning but no major issues anticipated. Ground temperatures are right around freezing, so not expecting widespread icing, just a few slick spots. Temperatures are in the 30s and wind chills are in the 20s, so coats and gloves still needed. Highs should be in the mid 40s this time of year; we’ll only top off around 35 degrees today. The winter storm exiting through the New England states left a mess behind. A quarter […]
Keeping an eye on radar this morning because of all the active weather in the southern plains. This really shouldn’t be much of an issue for us; mainly just throwing more clouds into Indiana.Temperatures will be a couple of degrees below normal today so coats certainly needed. Highs will only top off around 41° and climate record show the average high is 46. The coldest Thanksgiving on our records was in 1930 when our temp was down to 14°. We […]
Noon Update: Many wind and wind damage reports coming in across Central Indiana. 60mph gusts reported in Zionsville and at the Indianapolis Airport. Multiple reports of power lines down and power going out. I saw multiple power company trucks out on the roads so they are very much on top of the problem. Tweet your weather observations to me @StarDerryWX 7 a.m. update: Winds already sustained 25 mph! Continue to strengthen all day. Relief expected after 9 p.m. We’ve […]
Rain is heading into Indiana before we make it to Thanksgiving. Right now the storms have a very low risk of anything severe in our area but those closest to Illinois should stay weather aware Tuesday night. Plenty of dry time before the rain gets here this afternoon. Temperatures will again rise into the 50s for our highs. Rain chances stay low through lunchtime and into school dismissal. More widespread rain moves in by 6 p.m. with storms and wind […]
Sunday was nothing to complain about, but today sure looks better! Monday will be the warmest day we’ve had in about two weeks and no rain is expected so enjoy! Certainly a day to take advantage of if you have yard work that has to be done. You can hang lights today but we’ll have a bit of a midday breeze so be careful on ladders. We’re starting off the day with temperatures that are cool enough to want a […]
Noon update: Rain is out of Indiana and sun will return briefly for Friday afternoon. Still anticipating a slushy mix on Saturday. Better day to rake leaves or put up lights will be Sunday. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The rain and wind continue to exit central Indiana and high pressure will briefly gain control for us. There’s snow falling over Colorado and Kansas and rain in Memphis. We’ll continue to watch the rain swell back north towards us for the weekend. The cold […]
10am update: Scattered, moderate rain is moving through Indiana. Heaviest of the rain will be done shortly after lunch with spotty light rain through the evening. ————————————————————————————– Quite a system stretching from Minnesota to Louisiana this morning. We’re starting off the morning with a couple of light showers in central Indiana, but the bulk of the system is going to slide through later today. We won’t be dealing with any snow–just rain–as the warm, humid air mass will be in […]